December 11th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #691

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1,004 Responses to December 11th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #691

  1. youme says:

    But no one even cares

    In October and November, the federal government spent $303 billion more than it took in, compared to $202 billion in the same period of fiscal 2018, according to the CBO.

    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/budget/420661-budget-deficit-soars-in-first-two-months-of-fiscal-year

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    • Somebody says:

      Reflecting the increase in Pentagon spending I presume. Also disaster relief would be in there too for the hurricanes.

      I don’t imagine we’ll see any tightening with the D’s taking over the house. If anything it will continue to climb.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Just because the House authorizes it, doesn’t mean President Trump has to spend it.
        And HE can veto any bill they float.

        C’mon folks, get a grip. No one ever said rebuilding the USA to spec (i.e. the Constitution) would be easy…

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    • Did this report WHERE and WHY the spending surged? NO.

      Could that POSSIBLY be Defense?
      • Where the budget surged to $700-$716 Billion.
      • Where we’ve been desperately short on Equipment.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        ABSOLUTELY must read article about why the Economists and Doomsday predictions will be wrong once again. All I can say is that once the trade deals with China and the EU are done, we are going to hit GDP numbers that will be out of this world!

        From the article linked above:

        Liberals are tripping over themselves to explain why the economy has performed so much better under Donald Trump than it did under Barack Obama. The economy has grown by nearly 4% over the past six months, and the final number for 2018 is expected to come in at between 3% and 3.5%. The U.S. growth rate has doubled since Mr. Obama’s last year in office.

        Mr. Trump’s fiscal policies have produced more growth than Mr. Obama’s because they were designed to incentivize businesses to invest, hire and produce more here at home. The Obama “stimulus,” by contrast, went for food stamps, unemployment benefits, ObamaCare subsidies, “cash for clunkers” and failed green energy handouts.

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        • Lanna says:

          Thanks for the link. I read some of the comments on that article, found this one interesting:

          “Federal Tax receipts have hit an all time high under Trump. Trump has been President for 19 months January 2017 until October 2018. In those 19 months Revenues have gone up 73,706 billion. Obama last 19 months of Obama growth of revenues of 57,485. That is a 30% increase.”

          (A link to fiscaltreasury.gov was included, but when I tried the link I got a ‘page not found’ notification.)

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        • davidb says:

          2 big wildfires within a year…Hurricanes, flooding, illegal alien housing, border deployment, sexual rape and harassment CONgress slush fund, NATO losers who don’t pay their share, pork for the CONgress in order to get votes from the gimmedats, and rebuilding the defense the previous Mooselimb gay boy trashed. This is likely where the increase in spending came from. Jail all of congress, and we’d have a surplus in a few years.

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        • Incentivize vs. Subsidize: Perfect.

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        • billygoat65 says:

          It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you have the best interest of Americans at heart. Thank you President Trump!

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        • Bingo! Again Flep, that’s right I have been saying that the trade defecit comes DIRECTLY off GDP. Once that number is MASSIVELY reduced (we may even have trade SURPLUSES…GASP) The GDP will skyrocket to numbers not seen since Reagan. Abracadabra Obama.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Imagine if the economy wasn’t growing as robustly as it is under Trump.

      Sadly, that and Fed interest rates hikes will just give Democrats (Uniparty/Republicans) and even bigger piggy bank to break open post-Trump.

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  2. DT2020 says:

    LIVE Protests in Paris

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  3. Our elected Congressional representatives ask us to believe in them but we must not, we cannot for they have proven inept and disloyal. What we the people want is simple, and can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. But to many of our representatives are attempting to take these simple things and instead control our every moment of life. Many are servants of the money Gods the billionaires that have bought them seats of power at the government table which make them appear important and powerful. They believe themselves to be demi-gods free from accountability.
    They support an American educational system that believes in enforced ignorance and indoctrinates our children to accept a system of dependency called socialism a system that takes away the simple things every human wants. It is known to be the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it provides nothing but the equal sharing of misery and extreme wealth for the money Gods and their servants. As said by Thomas Jefferson, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
    People wishing to govern themselves must of necessity be armed with the power of knowledge. Our republic cannot survive unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The safeguard of our republic is thus education. However, the modern American educational system believes in enforced ignorance and is indoctrinating our children to accept a system of dependency called socialism a system that takes away the simple things every human wants. It is known to be the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it provides nothing but the equal sharing of misery and extreme wealth for the money Gods and their servants. As said by Thomas Jefferson, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
    The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. The forefathers advocated freed by establishing the rights that God gave. One the other side of the table, we have the devil and his lawless minions distorting every word that our forefathers intended in an attempt to bring a people into bondage by enslaving them through slow and incremental encroachments.
    They have tried to destroy the military and police forces that protects us, incurred debt in our names that may yet destroy us, legalized and funded the murder of millions of the unborn, sent our young into combat to be destroyed fighting the evil that they themselves created. They have provided a no-fault divorce system that is destroying the American family, welfare systems that destroy human dignity and funded and manage a drug war that has seen the unprecedent growth of drug use in America. They wish to disarm us so that only they have arms.
    Our children’s freedom today is threatened by debt, ignorance, and abortion. To maintain the spirit of the constitution, we must address these dangers before it is to late.

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    • Pale rider says:

      THe story of the “tower of babble” seems like a curse to humanity. The story of Adam and Eve being kicked out of the garden, working for survival. Many more items in the Bible. But, you cannot attribute curses to God. Either he is good, like he says, or bad, like humanity portrays him as an excuse for our failures.
      America is dangerous without God, Jesus Christ, leading us all. It will not stand any other way.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        GOD is in charge, and is Perfect, Omniscient, and metes PERFECT JUSTICE.

        And HE can (has, and does) curse people and entire countries, for their deeds or lack thereof.

        And HE has also offered us Salvation in the person and sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, HIS Only-Begotten Son (and co-equal as GOD, with the Holy Spirit of GOD completing the Holy Trinity). It is only those too proud, stubborn, or ignorant of GOD’S word, who won’t/don’t/can’t humble themselves to repent and accept Salvation through Jesus who are doomed for Eternity.

        Even one of the thieves crucified at the same time with Jesus humbled himself, repented, and asked Jesus for forgiveness at the last minute. Jesus forgave him.

        May we all not leave it so late, and may we humble ourselves, repent, and accept the only, True Salvation…

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        • Pale rider says:

          God does not curse people, that is a mentality of death. You choose to walk in a curse.
          Deut. 28 blessings and curses.
          When you attribute a curse from God you cannot know who he is. It completely erases all he did for you, and all he can or will. He cannot love you and curse you. His love is not human carnal love. It’s so wrong to attribute death to God. He is life and the only source. He loves you enough to let you choose to live without him, and that is curses and death.
          Does Satan bless? You must also attribute those attributes to a fallen being. It’s ridiculous to believe Satan has that ability or will to bless.
          Ego is your curse. It is ever present and waits patiently to overtake you. Only God, his Holy Spirit, his washing of the word allows the path to him. It is work and work is a blessing for an individual, it is his purpose and gives him worth.
          If we were not separated from him all would be different. The curse would never be there because we are always one with God. work would not be needed, his love and light would be ever present, as in heaven.
          The tree of life for a fallen separated being would be a curse. We were kicked out of the garden as a blessing. Our choice to separate from God, not a curse. You choose blessings or curse , heaven or hell. The price has been paid either way.

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          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            Better go back and study your Bible.

            GOD does indeed Curse and Bless. HE is the AUTHOR of the Universe, and HIS Ways are Higher than our ways, and HIS thoughts are Higher than our thoughts.

            Have a look at http://www.gty.org (John Macarthur’s site) to learn.

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    • DamnRednek, A very powerful post. Thank you!
      Please don’t take this wrong. I’m a poor reader and find it very helpful when there are paragraph breaks every 3 or 4 sentences. Sometimes I skip long posts because of it. So grateful I didn’t skip your post.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        ^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^
        …I read the first couple lines and then noted the size and format and skipped the rest.

        ..SD has posted comment guidelines twice in the past months for a reason …both good and bad comments are subject to the guidelines for very good reason …even 20 secs invested in formatting the post would have made it 100 times more readable

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          It appears that the comment was written in a text editor, then cut and pasted into the Wurst Press comment box. Note the short lines, ending in periods, with the next line (bereft the usual line-feed) immediately thereafter. I’ve seen this many times, and had it happen, such that I had to insert spaces in the WP box to get the format to “take”.

          Try reading Göthe. Some of his paragraphs are three or four pages long… including the interminable wait for the verb at the end.

          When faced with a long comment like that, I cut and paste it to an external editor, add some breaks here and there, and enjoy the chance to re-read what is usually an excellent comment.

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          • lemmus1 says:

            …could well be CC .
            ..still, the writer retains the ultimate responsibility for his commenting per SD’s guidelines …taking the time to format it such that its readable only helps his readers

            …as for Goethe, I recall slogging through his Apprentice in college …having a bad hangover and a looming essay to write on it didn’t help my appreciation much

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    • Yy4u says:

      Good post but my take is simpler. Americans under the age of 55 dont understand Socialism doesnt work, they DO understand the Crony Capitalism we have had DOESNT work. Millions of jobs shipped to the 3rd world to benefit crony capitalists, millions of central Americans allowed to come in illegally to keep American wages low and provide servants for the elite, importing tech workers to keep tech workers salaries down…now doctors and nurses from Asia. Just as Englands NHS. So what are Americans who dont want crony capitalism supposed to do? Keep voting for the system that IS destroying your country and your future or take a chance you will be better off under a new system.

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      • Conservativeinny says:

        I’m 53 and I understand it quite well but I went to Catholic grad school, high school and college. I was taught by Nuns, Marist brothers, Franciscan Friars, and Priests with a few very excellent lay teachers thrown into the mix. History was important.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Please READ the guidelines, and use PARAGRAPHS. Thanks.

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  4. joeknuckles says:

    Time picks murdered and persecuted journalists as their “person of the year”. They can’t be talking about any American journalists because there aren’t any.

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  5. pnj01 says:

    The Mueller Report is shaping up as a totally political effort. Therefore, Acting AG Whitakerthas an obligation to supervise Mueller closely to make sure the DOJ pays more attention to this subordinate’s political agenda than Comey pretends to have paid to Strzok and Page’s. So, here is what Whitaker’s Supervisory Duties require AT A MINIMUM:

    1) Review of any Draft Mueller prepares or has already prepared;
    2) A series of comments to Mueller and/or questions regarding claims made by Mueller that seem more political than prosecutorial;
    3) A requirement that Mueller respond in writing to Whitaker’s (or his reviewing subordinates’) questions;
    to the extent he is still dissatisfied with Mueller’s responses, control over the public release of the Report and preparation of a supplemental report (teh Main Justice Report) indicating the viewpoint of the Attorney General on the matters reported by Mueller (including an appendix with the exchange between Mueller and Main Justice on the areas of disagreement, if appropriate);
    6) to the extent Whitaker disagrees with Mueller, Whitaker should control any public discussions and not allow Mueller to appear by himself at any public reveals; and
    7) Coordination of any Release of the Mueller (and Main Justice) Report with the White House so that a full response from the other Executive Branch interests may be made at the same time.

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    • pnj01 says:

      My numbering got screwed up:
      The Mueller Report is shaping up as a totally political effort. Therefore, Acting AG Whitakerthas an obligation to supervise Mueller closely to make sure the DOJ pays more attention to this subordinate’s political agenda than Comey pretends to have paid to Strzok and Page’s. So, here is what Whitaker’s Supervisory Duties require AT A MINIMUM:

      1) Review of any Draft Mueller prepares or has already prepared;
      2) A series of comments to Mueller and/or questions regarding claims made by Mueller that seem more political than prosecutorial;
      3) A requirement that Mueller respond in writing to Whitaker’s (or his reviewing subordinates’) questions;
      4) to the extent he is still dissatisfied with Mueller’s responses, control over the public release of the Report and preparation of a supplemental report (t; Main Justice Report) indicating the viewpoint of the Attorney General on the matters reported by Mueller
      5) including an appendix with the exchange between Mueller and Main Justice on the areas of disagreement, if appropriate;
      6) to the extent Whitaker disagrees with Mueller, Whitaker should control any public discussions and not allow Mueller to appear by himself at any public reveals; and
      7) Coordination of any Release of the Mueller (and Main Justice) Report with the White House so that a full response from the other Executive Branch interests may be made at the same time.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      The next time we see Whitaker do something different from what we have come to expect from tne Sessions/Rosenstein DOJ……

      …….will be the first time.

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  6. When I grow up, I want to be a night janitor for the Federal Government. It’s an important job.

    They get to file FISA wiretap applications at the FBI and sell uranium to Putin at the State Department.

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  7. budmc says:

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  8. youme says:

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  9. thetrain2016 says:

    New (old) tactics of the Leftist Fake News media, they have their own -appears to be believable- right of center web sites, spinning news to smear good, reliable supporters of President Trump. Their goal is to create chaos within his base by planting doubt into heads.
    Here is an advise from reliable source:

    https://imgc.allpostersimages.com/img/print/u-g-F5SD680.jpg?w=550&h=550&p=0

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  10. Dora says:

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  11. NJF says:

    Lol. I didn’t know this was happening. 🍿🍿🍿🍿

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  12. bakocarl says:

    “ . . . people have not been able to get through our newly built Walls, makeshift Walls & Fences, or Border Patrol Officers & Military. They are now staying in Mexico or going back to their original countries…….

    …..Ice, Border Patrol and our Military have done a FANTASTIC job of securing our Southern Border.”

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2018

    This tweet is, as noted, from PTrump himself. Then how is it we’re also seeing (upthread) reports of high numbers of illegal aliens breaching our borders to take advantage of Catch and Release?

    Is PTrump lying or misinformed?
    Are the high numbers of breachers incorrect?

    What’s the scoop here? No unsupported speculation, please!

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    • Piper77 says:

      He’s probably referring just to the caravan members, not the overall numbers of illegal aliens throughout the year.

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    • singingsoul says:

      I think he might be misinformed or told truths but not the whole truth that is what kids and adults do when they do not want mom or the boss to know .

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    • woohoowee says:

      If the illegals present themselves at points of entry and claim asylum do we let them in? If they are coming in through points of entry are they detained or being released into the interior?

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      • mimbler says:

        Yes, the lefty courts are forcing us to accept them for asylum hearings even if they broke into our country.

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        • woohoowee says:

          I know PT45 has firmly stated there is no more catch and release and it is now catch and detain for crossing illegally, but don’t know if we are still releasing those who come through ports of entry into the interior or not.

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          • mimbler says:

            That is what I’ve been wondering. I thought the courts also controlled how long we can detain.
            Interesting that the news doesn’t see fit to report on these matters.

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            • woohoowee says:

              I’m thinking the courts are controlling immigration across the board and Congress has never seen fit to impeach any of them for that, and other egregious judicial transgressions. I don’t appreciate USSC ignoring all the lower courts transgressions, either. PT45 ordered asylum not be extended to *anyone* who breaches our borders illegally and, of course, another usurping judge just said otherwise.

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      • mazziflol says:

        Of course they are being detained..where we clothe, feed, shelter, medically asses, and educate them.

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  13. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  14. Mandy says:

    I’m not heartened by “Makeshift Walls, fences,.” “really effective renovation” is uninspiring at best; in truth, depressing.

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    • icehole3 says:

      He’s done everything he can other than put up the barbed wire himself.

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      • icehole3, even if President Trump will himself go to border and put up barbed wire or start laying bricks for the wall, there are some here who will say “not enough”. I think these guys skipped civic lessons and do not understand that President Trump is not a dictator and by himself he can only do so much. If he was lazy like 0bama then I would have agreed 100% with those posting such comments, but President Trump is working for $1, and putting in number of working hours that at least I do not know personally anybody else who is doing it (while getting paid of course), and yet there are folks here who are unhappy with him “not doing enough”? (Scratching my head now)

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      • mazziflol says:

        I thought Mexico was paying for it???

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        • lemmus1 says:

          …in good time …first Congress authorizes the funds …then we build it …then Trump makes Mexico pay the bill

          …don’t ask me how, I’m not the one who has so far kept every campaign pledge made or is publically working hard to do so …I don’t do magic wands, he does

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        • NC Patriot says:

          They will—indirectly. The new trade deal removes the large surplus in money they were getting by the imbalanced NAFTA.

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    • G3 says:

      I’m sure Mandy is anxious awaiting President Trump’s meeting with Chuck and Nancy today.
      By the President’s tweets, we know he will not yield.

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    • rustybritches says:

      Some body really needs to tell the President that he is being lied to about the Illegals coming threw other places in the old fence and he needs to find out why his admin is Letting them threw each day to take them into San Diago and drop them off at a church and some are being dropped off any where in town and according to what I have heard they are being given nothing just dropped off,
      Some of the Churches are saying their funds are very low and they are trying to get the Gov to help them and I believe that the new Gov elect said he would provide money
      for them Treated Better Than American Calif sick State..

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      You missed the important part….our military will build the remainder!

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  15. joeknuckles says:

    American fake journalists are the ones doing the persecuting.

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  16. Zippy says:

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  18. OUTRAGE! Obama, Comey, Brennan Deep State Spied on Trump Daughter and Businesswoman Ivanka Trump

    So when Ivanka Trump called the President to announce that she felt her baby’s first kick, or when Don Jr. called his father crying to tell him his marriage was breaking apart, or when one of Don Jr.’s children called their grandpa to wish him a Happy Father’s Day, they were all being spied on.

    Obama, Comey, Brennan and others in the Deep State were all listening in!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/12/outrage-obama-comey-brennan-deep-state-spied-on-trump-daughter-and-businesswoman-ivanka-trump/

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  19. burnett044 says:

    Google at Congress..

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  20. linda4298 says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-what-crimes-did-president-tru By this reasoning, any money a political candidate spends to maintain or protect his image while running for office now qualifies as a regulated campaign donation and has to be disclosed. That would include, in addition to an infinite number of other things, buying toothpaste and getting a haircut. It would definitely include the taxpayer-financed slush fund Congress has set aside to pay off its own sexual harassment claims. Yes, those now qualify as campaign contributions. They must be publicly disclosed.

    Except they’re not disclosed and never will be. Why is that? That might be a question for congressional leaders, including, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank, Calif., the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a very powerful man in Congress. What does Mr. Schiff have to say about Congress not disclosing the very same payments that Democrats say Trump should be impeached for not disclosing?

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    • annieoakley says:

      I want to see every contribution from George Soros or his tax exempt Charities for the last 30 years.

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    • icehole3 says:

      your link is broken

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    • paper doll says:

      It’s very interesting. The swamp tries to bring down PT via both “legal” means and sorted means (Stormy) However they are the actual criminals in both spheres….huge( on going) federal crime spree and their unbridled perversions. He can come at them from either way…..The pervert stuff, if the courts and congress block investigators into the law breaking. They can go down as a traitors and or pervs….which will it be?

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    • NC Patriot says:

      Ask Schiff about the payment made by congress to settle a suit against HIM in 2013. With taxpayer dollars.

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  21. Rep Nadler-D remarks on google. Google has a right to ban conservatives and oh by the way Russia, Russia, Russia.

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    • Remington says:

      Every time I hear a democrap say something – anything – I am reminded of what a bottomless pit of stupid we are dealing with…Now roll in the other bunch of PT haters, it’s really ugly.

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    • kaste668 says:

      Google does have the right, however, if I am correct, once they start doing things like that, they need to follow the rules of “media”. Aren’t they currently exempt since they are supposed to be “free access” for all. I seem to remember some conversation on this about Google, Twitter and Facebook.

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      • Conservativeinny says:

        Yes, this is true. They then come under other rules under the FCC as a utility….Someone more knowledgeable should comment …

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    • linda4298 says:

      In 1998 Nadler said of Clinton, I see no impeachable offenses here.

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    • woohoowee says:

      Except Nadler doesn’t think everyone has the right to freedom of association, only those he chooses. He believes some pigs are more equal than others and his statement proves his belief. He’s a dictator-in-waiting, as are all Dims.

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  22. youme says:

    U.S. Factories Are Posting Job Openings Like Never Before

    Job openings have surged at U.S. manufacturers of durable goods from machinery to cars in recent months, suggesting factories have plenty of demand despite recent tariff obstacles.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-10/factories-in-the-u-s-are-posting-job-openings-like-never-before?srnd=markets-vp

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  23. The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    Pakistan Military

    Active personnel 645,000
    Tanks: 2,561
    Jets: 402
    Submarines: 8
    Nukes: 130

    Budget: $7.6 billion
    [1/90th the USA Defense Budget]

    https://mobile.twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/1072498740857053185

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  24. youme says:

    We must destroy your way of life in order to save it…we will never let you live in peace and tranquility…we are government

    Minneapolis is about to abolish single-family residential zoning

    Minneapolis 2040 would allow multifamily housing in single-family neighborhoods

    http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-city-council-approves-2040-comprehensive-plan-on-12-1-vote/502178121/

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    • Risa says:

      This destroys property values. My parents worked all their lives to pay for their house, a lovely home in a quiet,safe neighborhood.

      Developers came in and, subsidized by the Feds, built several Section 8 apartment buildings. Crime skyrocketed. The values of the homes in the now formerly desirable neighborhood plummeted.

      Nice when the government destroys the value of someone’s major financial asset./s

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    • linda4298 says:

      Muslims like to live together in tight quarters.

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  25. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  26. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Love it

      Getting this passed will be as definitive an end to the “Trump is racist” canard as he can get.

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      • alligatriot says:

        ” … definitive an end to the “Trump is racist” canard …”

        Would it were so.

        The dims and their msm propaganda division repeat that as an involuntary gag reflex to any statement regarding the President.

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      • Marc says:

        It will not. The racist label is a belief system absent of any outside empirical evidence to counter it. If one believes Trump is rayciss, then he is a racist to that person and forever will be. His opposition thinks and FEELS that he’s a racist bigot that doesn’t care about them and no much can be done to change their made up mind.

        The low info anti Trump citizen pays no attention to policy. They see Trump and pour out their insecurities and frustrations upon him. I’ve personally seen this many times.

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    • Mandy says:

      Oh my.

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    • woohoowee says:

      Dear McTurtle,

      Since there is no longer rule of law it’s time to release all federal prisoners.

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  27. Katherine McCoun says:

    I don’t remember this at the time. Why did POTUS pardon this guy? Making him an example is really what was needed! We need MORE charged and punished. We need to support the Feds work on gathering the evidence, charging and convicting this guy v. pardoning him and erasing all of that hard work. Seems like we need to turn off the jobs magnet and making business CEOs and owners accountable is an important step. I am really confused on this issue and this story. Looking for fed back (not a troll trying to post negative as hopefully most of you would know by now!)

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    • fred5678 says:

      Not a pardon — a commutation of his sentence for time served.

      But why did prosecutors drop the illegal immigration charges against the CEO and just get him on bank fraud??

      TWENTY SIX MILLION bank fraud!! And no penalty for him being the mastermind of the harboring of 300 ID thieves!!!!

      FTA: ““Really, this is 180 degrees contrary to a tough position on illegal immigration,” said Mr. Teig, who said Mr. Rubashkin had probably been Iowa’s largest employer of undocumented immigrants.

      The high-profile immigration raid eventually led to the closure of the meatpacking plant in tiny Postville, which had become an unlikely hub of Orthodox Jewish life in the Midwest.

      Around 300 employees of the plant, many of whom were Guatemalan, served prison sentences for identity theft, and several managers and supervisors were convicted of felony charges of harboring illegal immigrants. The immigration-related charges against Mr. Rubashkin were dropped after he was convicted of fraud. Prosecutors in his case said he had fabricated collateral for loans, causing the banks to lose more than $26 million.”

      TWENTY SIX MILLION!! And no penalty for harboring ID thieves!!!!

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    • lemmus1 says:

      http://fortune.com/2017/12/21/trump-commute-sentence-sholom-rubashkin/
      …good question …note that the commutation leaves other sentence provisions in place including restitution

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  28. mark says:

    After reading the comments on Mark Meadows for CoS both pro and con, might I suggest Joe DeGenova for the job? He very much needs to be in this administration in some form or another.

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  29. Google CEO says no political bias and everything is determined by algorithms. No one so far has asked who wrote the algorithms.

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  30. Cohen-D wants google to open a school so users can learn how to make changes to privacy settings. Yes that will fix all the problems.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I sense “government contract” opportunity.

      Uh. Be right back…

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    • lemmus1 says:

      … granted that Google’s privacy settings are like the fine print on a Government contract, fixing the problem would actually mean “defaulting” everything to opt-out providing zero access to user data by anyone INCLUDING Google …as if that’s ever going to happen, it would kill Google’s money machine

      Cohen is Flake’s bbf …birds of a feather and all that

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  31. Mandy says:

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  32. Publius2016 says:

    Best CoS for 45: Mike Huckabee or Ivanka Trump

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  33. chojun says:

    Lol my source just reached out to me out of the blue via text (Federal Prosecutor who works for John Huber). I have foreboding news for those who believe that Q is real.

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    • FofBW says:

      Don’t lease us WONDERing. 🙂

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    • mark says:

      Let’s hear it chojun

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Many of us don’t think about “Q” at all, no offense to those who do. But I am interested if there is any news that’s not pessimistic for our side. If there is real work going on beyond the scenes, I’m more than happy to wait. If there is nothing, well then better that we know that out in the open.

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    • Inthedark says:

      I’ve read some of the Q boards, and I”ve read some threads of many who believe and often think they will be let down when nothing happens. However, the Q phenomenon, if nothing else, has inspired people to reach out to each other in support. Look at the research some of them provide; hope that maybe something can change; and maybe we can be a part of something. It’s the same thing with President Trump. Many of us that have felt so disenfranchised have actually rallied together hoping for change. Look at what is finally happening in France, Germany, Sweden. The Trump effect! Unfortunately, Trump is only one man and the swamp may be too deep. But the rally cry of the “woke” people is emerging. If something such as “Q” can help inspire people then I’m all for it. Do I believe in “Q”, probably not. Do I believe “Q” can inspire people, yes I do.

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      • mark says:

        Unfortunately, Trump is only one man but as Sundance says “Hes got them surrounded”!

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      • chojun says:

        I agree with this. I’ve always been on the record about being on the fence about Q. Some days I think it might be real, but others I’m pretty convinced it’s fake.

        But the one thing that’s indisputable is that the ‘great awakening’ is real and there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of Americans (likely mostly Trump supporters) who are aware of SpyGate/FISA abuse. So even if Q ultimately goes down in flames as a fake there will be a lot of awakened people left in the wake.

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    • Eilert says:

      Are you sure he is reliable? Or is he himself a LARP?

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      • chojun says:

        I’ve met him face-to-face. He showed me a pic of him standing next to Huber. He showed me a text message thread with him and Huber, including a pic that Huber took of Trump during a speech.

        Not a LARP.

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        • Jake says:

          I am not a Q disciple, but if what he says is true, only a small hand full are in the know. No offense, but cho’s friend joe who works somewhere likely ain’t it.

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  34. Sentient says:

    The president is threatening to have the military build the wall if congress doesn’t appropriate funds. If that’s been an option all along, what have we been waiting for? Realistically, the 9th Circuit would enjoin it for any of a number of reasons. To keep the courts out of it, Congress will have to specifically OK the wall. Obviously neither party wants the wall – especially the Dems. So the president will have to beat it out of them by credibly threatening to shut down the government- and actually shutting it down if necessary (as is likely). This has been true since the instant the president was sworn in. It will remain true. No shutdown means no wall. The president needs to stop backing down and stop signing bills. This is really getting ridiculous.

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    • mark says:

      They best change the shut down rules so that our men and women in the military get paid as scheduled. Another part of America needs to take the hit!

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    • Ristvan says:

      Your impatience betrays you. Congress did approve the wall in 2006. 9th. Ir uit has no say; itbis a law on the books.What they did not do is follow through with appropriations to get it built. Thatis now happening, but at a slow rate. The current spat is over $1.5 versus $5 billion for next year, or $15billion for the whole thing.

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    • recoverydotgod says:

      3 weeks for Congress to get it done before the military builds the wall it appears to be the plan to me.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …I believe the military constructing the wall would solve one problem while creating several more

        ..first, taking 25 billion out of the already funded defense budget to build the wall will result in holes in our defenses that the Dem house will not restore

        …and second, it would ultimately politicize the military in ways that would be difficult to recover from

        …but of most concern, threatening to build the wall now, using military assets gives the RINOs an easy out and the Dems a perfect election issue …the answer is of course for Congress to fund the wall NOW, not pass it off to the military

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    • Amber says:

      I’m tired of the POTUS threatening to do stuff…..just DO IT!

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    • Dutchman says:

      “Neither party wants the wall”;
      THERE IS ONLY ONE PARTY.

      Quit fostering the delusion that we have a “two party” system, please.

      It leads to much confusion.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …with all due respect, I beg to differ …we do have a two-party system (just try to get another party on a state ballot) …the problem is that they are both largely controlled at the moment by globalists, the Dems a bit more so than the Reps

        …CTH represents a rapidly growing portion of the Republican party, as well as other segments of the public, that is trying to remove the globalist control and return it to its rightful owners …best represented by Trump’s campaign and so far highly successful Presidency

        …Uniparty is a label that describes the problem but provides no solution …a RINO free Republican party guided by the MAGA agenda is the only viable solution to the problem

        …while the Uniparty label is somewhat useful in exposing and discussing the current globalist control of both, I believe it is ultimately self-defeating and is itself confusing. The Republican party, despite its manifold faults, is the sole viable vehicle to fully implement and sustain the MAGA agenda. IF that is to ever happen, we must gain full control of it through the existing party rules, structures, and levers.

        …imnsho, the Republican party, currently led by DJT, is the only viable entity currently likely to provide the necessary votes to build the wall …and thus the proper entity to discuss in comments regarding gathering the necessary support within it

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      • paper doll says:

        Well certainly neither side particularly wants a deal imo, because any deal , that is , a compromise, will totally infuriate each side’s base….I doubt any deal would get though both houses of Congress….which is why Obama avoided Congress when he created Daca which President Trump can end at any time

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  35. anniefannie says:

    Is it just me or does Jim Comey sound absolutely desperate that the Congress and Executive be taken over by Dimms in order to squash any investigation of the FBI and most especially it’s former director? That little session he had on Sunday just gave all semblance of a man in complete fear that his pink hat wearing world is about to come crashing down around him. With his seeming onset of dementia he could likely get by on an insanity defense. He just needs to stop digging his hole any deeper.

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  36. cdnintx says:

    Nice to see Barron meet one of his favorite soccer players

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  37. railer says:

    Trump, Schumer and Pelosi on right now debating The Wall, a shutdown, and all the rest. Quite remarkable, really.

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  38. mark says:

    Someone needs to get Ristvans comment yo President Trump while they are arguing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • ladypenquin says:

      Has Ristvan commented? Just copy and paste in a fresh new comment box. Would love to see it. Thanks.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Mark, here it is:
      Ristvan says:
      December 11, 2018 at 11:50 am
      Your impatience betrays you. Congress did approve the wall in 2006. 9th. Ir uit has no say; itbis a law on the books.What they did not do is follow through with appropriations to get it built. Thatis now happening, but at a slow rate. The current spat is over $1.5 versus $5 billion for next year, or $15billion for the whole thing.

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      • mark says:

        1st, thanks ladypenquin for the cut and paste. I’m laughing here cause Iv’e never learned to do that!! My friends don’t call me KNUCKLEHEAD for nothing. Still chuckling at myself.
        2nd this is supposed to be a new paragraph, lets see when I post it. And third President Trump could have said what Ristvan said ” It’s a law! Been on the books since 2006 so when are you the Congress gonna fund it?” By the way never start a sentence with and.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Don’t feel bad, Mark. Hubby just bought me my 1st smart phone. I never wanted one, but finally had to give up… the younger generation only wants to communicate by texting, etc.

          Sometimes I like to start a sentence with “And” – sort of a continuation of someone’s else thought or comment. Just can’t help myself. 🙂

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          • mark says:

            ladypenquin it was me that started the sentence with and. But maybe that’s oldschool English as was taught in say 1962 or 1963. Showing my age. As you say the younger generation has different rules and of course technology has it own way of communicating. Have a great day LP and somehow I feel refreshed watching our President hash it out with the leaders of the Democrates. I’ll be smiling doing my chores this afternoon.
            .

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            • ladypenquin says:

              Oh, I knew why you remarked on the “And” – just wanted you to know that I do it too… for effect. 🙂
              It was great to see POTUS show the slimebots for what they were. Pelosi tried to outtalk the President, playing the game about that House vote, knowing full well it’s not worth (to POTUS) the showboating only to die in the Senate.

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  40. jengancworld says:

    ” White people your time is up”! That’s the South African government’s new platform!!
    I see they have stolen it from the Democrat Party!!

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  41. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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  42. BTW – every couple / few weeks an article , column etc about how President Trump should/ must stop , curtail, tone down his use of Tweeter , many supposedlly out of “ concern” that it is hurting him blah blah. Maybe people should remember – I do – when I signed on to follow him in July 2015 ( before first debate ) he had ,if I recall , like less than 4 million or so followers . Today little over 3 years later he has 56.2 million. In my book that is a super outrageously successful endeavor that is hard to deny .

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  43. SandraOpines says:

    Oooh man I love seeing our POTUS in his wheelhouse. Determined and fighting like a boss.

    Love My POTUS Trump!

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  44. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  45. blognificentbee says:

    Whoa, that was some EPIC TRUMP right there!! Nancy is not going to be able to form a coherent word for weeks!

    Liked by 8 people

  46. G3 says:

    How soon before we see Paul Ryan in front of the cameras kissing Nancy’s behind?
    There is another slime-ball that does all his work off- camera.

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  47. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  48. railer says:

    Schumer is frazzled. He’s under extreme pressure to not cause another shutdown. Trump’s being nice to Pelosi, and harsh with Schumer.

    I’ll never figure out why people ever tangle with Trump in an argument publicly. It’s always a loser. He’s irrepressible.

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  49. blognificentbee says:

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